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WELCOME TO IDYLLWILD CINEMAFEST 2014 BY STEPHEN SAVAGE, FESTIVAL DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER

So here we are, moving into 2014 and the fifth-annual Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. I want to say that again — the fifth annual. Most film festivals fail before they start, and the majority of those that do manage to get up and running never see a second year, let alone a third or fourth. Yet here we are, gearing up for another amazing run — healthy, more experienced and definitely ready to roll. The beautiful village of Idyllwild, our festival promoters and organizers, and our incredible group of volunteers, are all feeling a well-deserved sense of pride and accomplishment, as what Indiefilm.com called, “The greatest little film festival on Earth,” shines a spotlight once again on some of the world’s coolest indie filmmakers. And when I say world, I mean world. In 2011 and 2012 we changed the name of the festival slightly, from International Festival of Cinema, to Independent Festival of Cinema, reflecting our desire to focus on movies from the U.S. in support of domestic film production in an economy that was less than filmmaker-friendly, to say the least. But in 2013, due to the high volume of both American and foreign submissions, we decided to return to our original name, and now move into 2014 as a true international event. I know this will be looked upon as

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a benchmark year for the town of Idyllwild, the film festival and all the amazing filmmakers whose work we showcase between Jan. 7 and 11. And we will have once again held true to our mission, to celebrate movie making with a festival for and about the filmmakers. I am humbled and proud to once again be named director of the Idyllwild International Festival Of Cinema. And I am sure the selected filmmakers will be proud to say that their movies screened at Idyllwild 2014. So bring on the movies, the parties, the actors and creators, and let’s celebrate the Greatest Little Film Festival on Earth. Idyllwild 2014.

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SILVER PINES LODGE ­— A HISTORIC VENUE STORY BY NEILL BELL, CO-CHAIRPERSON One of the three venues at this year’s Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema has a long and colorful past as one of the town’s most historic buildings. As you look around the spacious lodge building, you might hear echoes of saws, laughter from old-time saloon patrons or even the sound of an old movie projector. That’s because today’s inn had been many different uses over the 90 years since it was built. Silver Pines owner Chris Singer and her family are proud to maintain the lodge and happy to host the most relaxed of the 2014 festival’s venues. The lodge building was constructed in 1923 to serve as a workshop for the manufacture of furniture. So, in those days, the lodge was the “industrial” center of the San Jacinto Mountains. Local pines and Manzanita formed the raw materials that were crafted into furniture in the spacious building. The products from this business furnished many of the cabins that sprang up in Strawberry Valley and surrounding areas. Some visitors bought this rustic furniture and took it home with them, but many furnished their summer cabins and vacation residences with the distinctive furniture. Even in the mid-1920s, the Rustic Shop and Tavern was more than just a place where saws, drills and hammers ruled. Visitors found the lodge a good place to stop for a meal or to fill up their automobile with gasoline. A gas pump stood just off the corner of the building, one of Idyllwild’s earliest places to buy oil and fill up the tank. Patrons could look

TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome to the festival •••••••••••••••••••••• 2 Silver Pines Lodge ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 3 Featured filmmakers Cassie Jaye & Wolfgang Bodison •••••••••••••••••••••••• 4 Map of festival locations •••••••••••••••••••• 5 Dodge College at Chapman University•••• 6 “Red Wing” •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 7 List of awards•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 7 Festival program•••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 8-9 Seminar••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 9 Synopses of festival films ••••••••••••••• 10-15 Festival sponsors••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 16

PRODUCTION NOTES The 2014 Idyllwild CinemaFest program is published by the Idyllwild Town Crier newspaper in conjunction with the IICF committee. The newspaper off ices are located at 54425 N. Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549. (951) 659-2145. www.idyllwildtowncrier.com. Becky Clark, Publisher/Editor; J.P. Crumrine, Program Editor; Jay Pentrack, Staff Reporter, Halie Johnson, Operations Manager; Teresa Garcia-Lande. Production; Sean Lande, Advertising Sales Representative; and Dolores Sizer, Customer Service Representative.

over tables and chairs made from the areas native woods while they ate lunch on the porch or in the yard. As soon as Prohibition came to an end in 1933 (or perhaps a little sooner), the Rustic Tavern served the town as a true saloon. Civilian Conservation Corps workers looked forward to the Rustic’s Sunday chicken dinners on their day of rest from building roads, stone walls and other recreational facilities in the nearby National Forest. The furniture business moved elsewhere as the Rustic was converted exclusively into an inn and tavern. In 1944, the old lodge became the Rustic Theatre, the place for Idyllwild residents and visitors to see movies. They watched the stars of the golden age of cinema. Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Errol Flynn and Jean Harlow appeared on screen in the heart of the San Jacinto Mountains at the area’s only movie house. In the early 1950s, the present Rustic Theatre was built on North Circle Drive, maintaining the name of the original movie house. At that time, the lodge and cabins were renamed the Hillbilly Inn, to avoid name confusion.

So, it’s only fitting that the original Rustic Theatre has become one of the places where movie festival patrons can watch the independent movies being screened 70 years later at the 2014 IIFC. If you enjoy watching this year’s films at Silver Pines Lodge, you can thank inn owner extraordinaire Chris Singer. She bought Silver Pines 20 years ago and has maintained its historic traditions and made improvements ever since. Chris has donated Room 12 to serve as the Sky Island canteen—the same room that served as the Rustic box office and snack bar back in the 1940s. Chris and her two sons have established a reputation for hospitality that draws visitors year-round. Team IIFC 2014 extends our thanks to the Singers for hosting our filmmakers and festival goers in their charming, warm and historic lodge.


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IDYLLWILD CINEMAFEST FEATURED FILMMAKERS STORIES BY MARSHALL SMITH, IIFC FEATURE WRITER & JAY PENTRACK, STAFF REPORTER

CASSIE JAYE Documentary filmmaker Cassie Jaye started fast out of the gate, winning best documentary at the Cannes Independent Film Festival in 2010 at the age of 21 with her first feature documentary, “Daddy, I Do,” an examination of faith-based abstinence only programs in schools. “Daddy, I Do” also notched wins at IIFC and an honorable mention at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. She previews her third, full-length documentary, “The Red Pill,” at IIFC 2014. Brilliant and inquisitive, Jaye is a trailblazer, seeking her own way forward, often through complex and difficult terrain. Although she graduated high school with a 4.3 GPA with college credits, she headed not to university but to Los Angeles on her own at the age of 18. From 2004 to 2008, she acted in numerous indepen-

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dent films and commercials, and during a Writers Guild of America strike in 200708, launched her present behind-the-camera career. She founded Jaye Bird Productions with her mother, renowned abstract artist Nena Jaye, stepfather Jay Pugh and sister Christina Clack. and began work on “Daddy, I Do.” Her second, full-length documentary, “The Right to Love: An American Family,” (2012) followed Jay Foxworthy and Bryan Leffew’s struggle to regain their right to marry and raise their two adopted children. And, reprising some of the same themes as in “Daddy, I Do,” — the questions surrounding the privacy of one’s sexual choices versus

societal and governmental regulation — “The Right to Love” also charts a journey through complex terrain and shines a nuanced light on a highly polarized societal issue. At IIFC 2014, as featured filmmaker, Jaye previews “The Red Pill,” examining what is called the Men’s Rights Movement, a reaction to how the feminist movement has purportedly undercut the legal rights of men in questions of childbirth, child rearing and societal power. For Jaye, a lifelong feminist, the documentary once again gives her the opportunity to question her own closely held views, as was the case in “Daddy, I Do,” since she had been See Jaye, next page

Wolfgang Bodison, actor and independent filmmaker, will be one of the featured filmmakers at the 2014 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema from Jan. 7 to 11. Bodison is best known for his first acting role as Lance Corporal Harold Dawson in “A Few Good Men”, starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson. The film was directed by Academy Award-nominee Rob Reiner. Bodison, who has appeared in numerous TV shows, in feature films and on stage, was also nominated for a NAACP Image Award as best actor for his performance in Rodney Nugent’s “The Letter.” He also teaches acting at the Playhouse West, founded by Robert Carnegie and Academy Award-nominee Jeff Goldblum. Two years ago, Bodison submitted two films to the IIFC, “Two Bulls” for which he won Best Actor, and “Simone.” Last year, “Bro-

ken” and “Sarah’s Wish” were screened; and this year, Bodison has submitted “The Long Wait.” Bodison will be showcased at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Five of his short films will be screened, along with an on-stage interview and Q&A with Steve Savage as host. His 90-minute segment is called “Wolfgang Bodison: A Filmmaker’s Journey.” Bodison has a special connection to Idyllwild and visits often with his family. The Town Crier explored Bodison’s career and his relationship with Idyllwild and the IIFC. TC: How did your interest in filmmaking evolve? WB: I started developing

an interest in filmmaking in college. I was a fine-arts major at the University of Virginia. I also focused on writing courses because I had always loved to write short stories, even as a kid. Inspired by “Apocalypse Now,” I wrote a book in high school about a character in the Vietnam War. I also loved photography and for my college thesis project, I made a music video to the U2 song, “Bullet the Blue Sky,” by taking black-and-white pictures of kids playing war and then wove the images into a story to the song. From that, my teachers suggested that maybe I continue to explore See Bodison, next page


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raised in the abstinence movement. “Men basically now have no reproductive rights,” said Jaye, noting they have little or no say in legal decisions to abort or keep a child. Through serendipity, Warren Farrell, author of “The Myth of Male Power,” the bible of the MRM movement,

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my interests in storytelling by exploring filmmaking. TC: Where did you learn your craft — both acting and filmmaking? WB: I moved to L.A. to pursue my dreams to be a writer and director. I started in the mailroom at Castle Rock Pictures. I then worked on several of their TV shows as a production assistant, and then was Rob Reiner’s set assistant on the film, “Misery.” For an aspiring filmmaker, that was a huge opportunity because

lived only 5 miles away from Jaye, providing her an upclose look at the movement from one of its key movers. In his book, Farrell, elected three times to the National Organization of Women Board of Directors, defines male power and powerlessness in today’s society and debunks the notion that patriarchal societies make rules that benefit men at the expense of women. He cites as examples

male-only military draft, that men constitute 93 percent of workplace deaths, that men are more likely to lose home and children after divorce, that men have higher suicide rates and that men have markedly shorter life spans than women. “This film is my personal journey, my progress in seeing both sides, acting as devil’s advocate,” said Jaye. “I was once single-minded in my feminist beliefs. Now

I’m questioning things and realizing that these issues are not really black and white.” “The Red Pill” is scheduled for a 2015 release. Jaye will screen a sneak preview at IIFC. In addition, she will screen five films – three shorts, “The GoldieBlox,” “Nwana,” “Isabella,” (see program synopses for storylines) and her two feature-length films, “Daddy, I Do” and “The Right to Love: An American Family.”

I got to watch Rob Reiner and Barry Sonnenfeld, who was the [director of photography] on the project, work together to create the movie. After that, I continued with production work and eventually became the location manager on “A Few Good Men.” One day, while working at the office, I bumped into Rob Reiner, who was directing the movie, and he asked me if I might be interested in auditioning for the role of Dawson. I told him that I didn’t have any acting experience, but he said that I had the right feel for

the part and that I should just give it a shot. I took him up on the offer and employed the help of an acting coach and worked on the role. After several auditions, Mr. Reiner said that he had a big decision to make. Of course, I didn’t think that decision had anything to do with me, but low and behold, as I was scouting locations for the movie, I got a call from his office and he got on the phone and said, “Welcome to the movie business. I’m offering the role of Dawson in a ‘A Few Good Men.’” And thus, my acting career began. TC: Can you tell me a bit about your journey and what inspired you to create a film about it? WB: As I learned the craft and pursued my act-

ing career, my directing aspirations were put on the back burner. But I did continue to write, mainly focusing on screenplays. Years passed and I worked steadily as an actor, but my passion to make movies remained strong. One thing that always proved to be a problem was the cost-prohibitive nature of the filmmaking process, which forced me to hope for and wait for an opportunity to make a movie. But as filmmaking evolved toward the digital platform, and the process became more accessible, I realized that I no longer had to wait for someone else to give me an opportunity; I could take matters into my own hands. Thus, I started on my journey by writing and directing my own short films with the goal of de-

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veloping my talent toward directing a feature film. TC: You have had an a m a z i n g a c t i n g c a re er working alongside some truly great actors. How was the transition from being in front of the camera to behind it? WB: Moving from in front of the camera to behind it wasn’t a tough transition. Because of my acting background, I feel very comfortable talking to the actors and working with them to achieve their performance. TC: When was your first visit to Idyllwild? What was your impression of the local community? WB: My first visit to Idyllwild was when I worked with Stephen Savage on his film, “Legacy.” My short films have screened at the festival over the past three

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IIFC INAUGURATES COLLEGE FILM SERIES BY MARSHALL SMITH, IIFC FEATURE WRITER

IIFC Director Stephen Savage touted a new program that he believes will add luster to the festival and provide audiences an exciting look at the work of the finest college filmmakers. Highly respected Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is the first to be featured at IIFC with six thesis films from 2011 and 2012 graduates. “Our goal is to introduce a different film school each year, beginning with Chapman and then continuing with Los Angeles Film School, UCLA, USC, AFI and so on,” said Savage. He noted the idea of the new programming came to him when Derek Horne, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts film coordinator, submitted one of the Chapman films though the festival website. “It was a great animation film called ‘Light Me Up,’ but instead of submitting it alone it was part of a compilation with four other great films,” said Savage.“I was so blown away by what was on the DVD that I contacted Derek to ask if we might connect with the directors of these films and enter them in IIFC 2014.” The result is a new festival slot opening with six Dodge College short and featurette-length films: • “Amos” (29 minutes) directed by Taylor Maxwell • “Green Acres” (6 minutes) directed by James Beck • “Homecoming” (26 minutes) directed by Gursimran Sandhu • “Incest! The Musical” (23:30 minutes) directed by Grant Reed • “Light Me Up” (8:30 minutes) directed by Derek Solechek and Ryan Walton • “Picture Perfect” (24 minutes) directed by Winston Tso (See program synopses for storylines.) Chapman’s Dodge College undergraduate school offers bachelor’s degrees in Creative Producing, Digital Arts, Film

Production, Film Studies, Public Relations and Advertising, Screen Acting, Screenwriting and Television and Broadcast Journalism. Its Graduate Conservatory of Motion Pictures offers master’s degrees in Film Production, Film Studies, Film and Television Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting and a joint Juris Doctor/MFA and MBA degree in Producing with a focus on Entertainment Law.


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‘RED WING’ OPENS FESTIVAL IDYLLWILD 2014 OFFICIAL AWARDS BY J.P. CRUMRINE, PROGRAM EDITOR The opening night film for the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema is Director Will Wallace’s “Red Wing.” Wallace also is the festival’s co-director. “Red Wing” is loosely based on George Sa nd ’s French novella, “The Country Waif.” Rather than the green and pastoral French countryside, “Red Wing” is set in a small Texas cattle ranching town. It’s a socially thought-provoking and stirWill Wallace ring story of how love can be found in the most unusual places. “It’s a story of a boy and the woman who was the maternal figure in his life,” said Wallace. “It’s different takes on him — a very noble character surrounded by a number of other characters with less than noble intentions, and the series of obstacles he needs to overcome.” Glen Powell plays the adult Francis, who leaves town and finds work on the cattle ranch of Jim Verret, played by Bill Paxton. Powell worked closely with Wallace to influence his character’s presence. Eventually, Francis returns home to deal with his feelings and relationship with the woman who raised him (Breann Johnson) and her husband (Luke Perry). Shot in the summer of 2012, the Texas weather was sweltering, Wallace said. During production, the heat, often above 115 degrees, sent numerous crew members to the emergency room and caused the equipment to overheat. “One day, nine people had heat exhaustion,” Wallace lamented. “An ambulance came three times.” They needed an on-set physician to ensure the cast and crew were sufficiently hydrated. Not only was heat a concern for the cast and crew, but the frequent emergencies created filming frustrations for Wallace. “I was constantly reassessing what to shoot, but we still came in within the budget,” he said. The film’s production involved hundreds of people, but Wallace had worked with many of them before.

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“We had a good team and a good plan,” he explained. “There is comfort working with a team whom you can rely on.” For example, some of the actors have attended the Will Wallace Acting Company school in Los Angeles. Besides the weather and its effect on the crew, the deal with Paxton was not signed until Wallace was t wo days into shooting. Wallace had back-up plans in case Paxton didn’t sign but he was truly hoping to work with Paxton on this film. Wallace’s stepfather, Terrence Ma lick, origina lly commissioned the script from Kathleen Orillion. “I thought it would be one I would love and do myself,” Wa l lace sa id. Or i l l ion’s origina l script was ver y good and received little re-working, according to Wallace. “I love being in Idyllwild,” Wallace said. He was especially interested in the snow prospects. He was the featured filmmaker for the first festival in 2010 and has been a co-director since. “Red Wing” will show at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, and also at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Rustic Theatre. Festival tickets may be purchased for the week, day or weekend at www. idyllwildcinemafest.com/ tickets-passes/.

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IIFC 2014 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

TUESDAY RUSTIC THEATRE

10 a.m. – “Light Me Up” (1) 10:10 a.m. – “Tag” (1) 10:15 a.m. – “The Slippery Slope” (1) 10:25 a.m. – “Moses on the Mesa” (1) 10:40 a.m. – “Animal Cookies” (1) 11 a.m. – “Welcome Nowhere” (1) 12:30 p.m. – “Abducted” (1) 2 p.m. – “Yellow Fever” (1) 2:45 p.m. – “Turncoat” (1) 3 p.m. – “Amos” (1) 4 p.m. – “Kingman” (1) 4:15 p.m. – “Picture Perfect” (1) 5 p.m. – “Bunker” (1) 5:15 p.m. – “The Mourning Hour” (1) 5:45 p.m. – “The O’Briens” (1) 7 p.m. – “The Condition” (1)

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10 a.m. – “The Longest Game” (1) 11:15 a.m. – “The Daughter” (1) 12:45 p.m. – “Debi Derryberry” (1) 2:15 p.m. – “Fade” (1) 2:30 p.m. – “Mirror Image” (2) 2:45 p.m. – “Ninja Laundry” 3 p.m. – “Jessie & ‘The Fountain of Youth’” (2) 3:15 p.m. – “Steve’s Problem” (1) 3:30 p.m. – “Shocking” (1) 4 p.m. – “GMO/OMG” (1) 5:45 p.m. – “Collisions” (1) 6:15 p.m. – “Doonbe” 8:10 p.m. – “Green Acres” (2) 8:30 p.m. – “The Fold” (1)

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10 a.m. – “Bar Talk” (1) 10:10 a.m. – “Broken Up” (2) 10:25 a.m. – “Filandra” (1) 10:45 a.m. – “Detour” (1) 11 a.m. – “What Future?” (1) 11:15 a.m. – “Breaking Chains” (1) 11:30 a.m. – “Cassette” (1) 1:30 p.m. – “Threatened” (2) 2:15 p.m. – “Counterpunch” 4 p.m. – “Tatanka” (2) 5:30 p.m. – “Forev” (1) 7 p.m. – “The Shooting Star Salesman” (1) 7:30 p.m. – “Pretty Rosebud” (1)

RUSTIC THEATRE (CONT.) 7:15 p.m. – “Green Acres” (1) 7:30 p.m. – “The Cheater” (1) 7:45 p.m. – “Red Wing” (1)

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10 a.m. – “Through the Woods” (1) 10:30 a.m. – “Tatanka” (1) 12 p.m. – “Fanny Pack” (1) 12:30 p.m. – “Threatened” (1) 1:15 p.m. – “See Me” (1) 1:30 p.m. – “Where the Fireflies Die” (1) 1:40 p.m. – “Mirror Image” (1) 1:50 p.m. – “#707” (1) 2 p.m. – “Lapsus” (1) 2:30 p.m. – “El Doctor” (1) 2:45 p.m. – “M is for Mental Distortion” (1)

10 a.m. – “Anatomy of ‘Anatomy’” (1) 11 a.m. – “The Henchman’s War” (1) 12:30 p.m. – “Black Hearts” (1) 2 p.m. – “BJ” (1) 2:15 p.m. – “Jessie & ‘The Fountain of Youth’” (1) 2:30 p.m. – “The Skull Rosary and Frao’ Ranggoh” (1) 3 p.m. – “Masque” (1) 3:45 p.m. – “Look Closer” (1)

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10 a.m. – “Lost & Found in China: Red, White, Black & Blue II” (1) 11:15 a.m. – “Zenaida” (1) 11:30 a.m. – “Gull” (1) 11:45 a.m. – “BJ” (2) 12:15 p.m. – “Anatomy of ‘Anatomy’” (2) 1:15 p.m. – “Dog Night” (1) 1:30 p.m. – “Hour Between Dog & Wolf” (1) 1:35 p.m. – “Thirteen” (1) 2 p.m. – “Look Closer” (2) 3:15 p.m. – “See Me” (2) 3:30 p.m. – “Camp” (1) 3:40 p.m. – “Dream Date” (1) 3:50 p.m. – “La’-Haut” (1) 4:20 p.m. – “The Condition” (2) 4:35 p.m. – “The Skull Rosary of Frao’ Ranggoh” (2)

10 a.m. – “Black Rock Creek” (1) 10:05 a.m. – “The Slippery Slope” (2) 10:10 a.m. – “The Blind Date” (1) 10:20 a.m. – “Breathe Life” (1) 10:45 a.m. – “The Flame” (1) 12:15 p.m. – “Homecoming” (1) 12:45 p.m. – “Incest the Musical” (1) 1:15 p.m. – “Broken Up” (1) 1:30 p.m. – “Room for Rent” (1) 1:45 p.m. – “Necroland” (1) 2 p.m. – “El Doctor” (2) 2:15 p.m. – “M is for Mental Distortion” (2) 2:20 p.m. – “The Promise” (1) 2:40 p.m. – “Camp” (2) 2:50 p.m. – “2Fur1” (1) 3:15 p.m. – “Sand Storm” (1) 3:30 p.m. – “The 25,000 Mile Love Story” (1)

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9 p.m. – “The First Date” (1) 9:30 p.m. – “The Trail” (1)

SILVER PINES LODGE 10 a.m. – “Necroland” (2) 10:15 a.m. – “Room for Rent” (2) 10:30 a.m. – “Picture Perfect” (2) 11 a.m. – “Amos” (2) 11:30 a.m. – “Yellow Fever” (2) 12:45 p.m. – “The Henchman’s War” (2) 2 p.m. – “Thirteen” (2) 2:30 p.m. – “The Daughter” (2) 4 p.m. – “Moses on the Mesa” (2) 4:20 p.m. – “Incest the Musical” (2) 4:45 p.m. – “2Fur1” (2)

10 a.m. – “Through the Woods” (2) 10:25 a.m. – “Light Me Up” (2) 10:30 a.m. – “Filandra” (2) 10:40 a.m. – “Night Riders” 11 a.m. – “Tag” (2) 11:15 a.m. – “The O’Briens” (2) 12:45 p.m. – “The Longest Game” (2) 2 p.m. – “Abducted” (2) 3:45 p.m. – “Fanny Pack” (2) 4:15 p.m. – “Gull” (2) 4:30 p.m. – “Zenaida” (2) 4:45 p.m. – “Fade” (2) 5 p.m. – “Steve’s Problem” (2)


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IIFC 2014 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY RUSTIC THEATRE

10 a.m. – “Winds and Strings” (1) 10:15 a.m. – “The Black Dahlia Ballet” (1) 10:25 a.m. – “Steve’s Problem” (3) 10:40 a.m. – “Black Rock Creek” (2) 11 a.m. – “The 25,000 Mile Love Story” (2) 12:30 p.m. – “Masque” (2) 1:15 p.m. – Cassie Jaye short films 2:15 p.m. – “The Right to Love” 4 p.m. – “Vertical”

SATURDAY RUSTIC THEATRE

10 a.m. – “Kingman” (2) 10:20 a.m. – “Turncoat” (2) 10:35 a.m. – “What Future?” (2) 10:50 a.m. – “Where the Fireflies Die” (2) 11 a.m. – “Homecoming” (2) 11:30 a.m. – “Red Wing” (2) 1:30 p.m. – Wolfgang Bodison short films 3 p.m. – “Lost & Found in China: Red, White, Black & Blue II” (2) 4:30 p.m. – “Filandra” (3) 6:30 p.m. – AWARDS CEREMONY

RUSTIC THEATRE (CONT.) 6 p.m. – “Under the Hollywood Sign” (1) 8:15 p.m. – “The Cheater” (2) 8:30 p.m. – “Cosmic Radio”

SILVER PINES LODGE 10 a.m. – “The Fold” (2) 11:45 a.m. – “Breathe Life” (2) 12:15 p.m. – “The First Date” (2) 1 p.m. – “GMO/OMG” (2) 2:30 p.m. – “Black Hearts” (2) 3:55 p.m. – “What You Can Do” (2) 4 p.m. – “The Flame” (2)

ASTROCAMP 10 a.m. – “#707” (2) 10:15 a.m. – “Detour” (2) 10:25 a.m. – “Bar Talk” (2) 10:35 a.m. – “Hour Between Dog & Wolf” (2) 10:40 a.m. – “Breaking Chains” (2) 11 a.m. – “Welcome Nowhere” (2) 12:30 p.m. – “The Trail” (2) 2:15 p.m. – “Shocking” (2) 2:45 p.m. – “Lapsus” (2) 3:15 p.m. – “Debi Derryberry” (2) 4:45 p.m. – “Dog Night” (2) 4:55 p.m. – “Animal Cookies” (2) 5 p.m. – “The Blind Date” (2)

SILVER PINES LODGE

ASTROCAMP

10 a.m. – “The Mourning Hour” (2) 10:20 a.m. – “Dream Date” (2) 10:30 a.m. – “Collisions” (2) 11 a.m. – “Hans Lee & Papa Schultz” (2) 11:30 a.m. – FILMMAKER SEMINAR 1 p.m. – “Winds & Strings” (2) 1:15 p.m. – “The Black Dahlia Ballet” (2) 1:25 p.m. – “The Promise” (2) 1:45 p.m. – “La’-Haut” (2) 2:15 p.m. – “Forev” (2) 4 p.m. – “Daddy I Do”

10 a.m. – “Green Acres” (3) 10:10 a.m. – “Sand Storm” (2) 10:25 a.m. – “Bunker” (2) 11:45 a.m. – “Cassette” (2) 12:30 p.m. – “Pretty Rosebud” (2) 2 p.m. – “The Last Wildflower” 2:15 p.m. – “Under the Hollywood Sign” (2) 4:15 p.m. – “The Shooting Star Salesman” (2)

KEY: (1) = first showing of 2; (2) = second showing of 2; (3) = third showing of 3 SEE MAP ON PAGE 5 FOR LOCATIONS, OR GOOGLE THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES: The Rustic Theatre: 54290 North Circle Drive Astrocamp: 26800 Saunders Meadow Road Silver Pines Lodge: 25955 Cedar Street Visit idyllwildcinemafest.com for more information REGISTRATION: Rustic Theatre box office between 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.

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Hosted by producer-directors Stephen Savage and Will Wallace along with special guest producer-director Mike Moder (Crimson Tide, Beverly Hills Cop), the seminar will delve into the art of creating a small-budget film that has all the earmarks of a big-money project and then playing the distribution game with the big boys.


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SYNOPSES OF IDYLLWILD 2014 FILMS

FEATURE FILMS

Abducted (UK) Running time: 90 minutes Director: Mark Harris An ex-con vacationing with his family in LA has his wife attacked and left for dead and his daughter abducted by a kids-trafficking ring. Suspected by the police to be behind these heinous crimes, he tears a path of bloody vengeance through the streets of LA on a collision course with Lara’s captors. Black Hearts (USA) Running time: 90 minutes Director: Malani Coomes An Un-Romantic Comedy: Dodging casting couches and Jager Bombs, hasbeen actors and long-winded girlfriends, two girls must tackle love and career in the perilous city of Los Angeles. Cassette (UK) Running time: 100 minutes Director: David Paul Irons A film about becoming your idol, popular culture and a girl looking for a bigger place in the world. Cosmic Radio (USA) Special Film Release Screening. Not in Competition Running time: 104 minutes Director: Stephen Savage IIFC Director Stephen Savage’s love letter to counter-culture radio, the environmental movement and his home town, Idyllwild California.

Counterpunch (USA) Not In Competition Running time: 97 minutes Director: Kenneth Castillo Based on a true story. Young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle he gets a second shot at the championship title. As he is toe to toe in the ring with his competitor he’ll throw all the punches and be the last man standing.

Goin’ Guerilla (USA) Running time: 96 minutes Director: James Christopher A self-loathing screenwriter, an abused intern and a rogue IRA-ish camera man band together to bring revolution to the world of cinema.

Look Closer (USA) Running time: 74 minutes Director: Chris Schwab Talent and luck have brought Luke, an up and coming actor, to the brink of Doonby (USA) stardom. His manager, James, is a no-nonRunning time: 104 minutes sense and sometimes non sensible, Irish Director: Peter M. Mackenzie immigrant. They are nearly a generation Sam Doonby, a mysterious and handsome apart but appear to be on the same page drifter, steps off an interstate bus and quickly in every way. Then Luke meets Clara, a becomes the talk of a small Texas town. charming girl, who has just recovered Sam seems to be always in the right place from a broken heart. at the right time to prevent disasters from happening in the town. Before long, jeal- Pretty Rosebud (USA) ousy and suspicion drive the townspeople Running time: 82 minutes to question his sudden arrival and motives. Director: Oscar Torre Everyone thinks career-driven Cissy has Forev (USA) an ideal life, but striving to be the perfect Running time: 89 minutes wife and daughter has pushed her to her Directors: Molly Green, James Leffler breaking point. Her childless marriage to an Sophie and Pete are kind-of friends, but unemployed architect has grown stale, and mostly they’re just neighbors. On their the cultural/religious pressures of her traway to pick up Pete’s sister, Jess, from her ditional parents propel her to defy societal sorority house, a joke about getting married taboos, awakening something very primal. escalates and their car stalls out. Before they know it, they’re engaged ... and stranded in the middle of the desert. Things only get more problematic when Jess disappears with a bearded drifter.

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Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2014 - Page 11 Red Wing (USA) Not in Competition Running time: 108 minutes Director: Will Wallace A love story based on a French novella by George Sand adapted to be set in a small Texas town in contemporary times. The Daughter (USA) Running time: 86 minutes Director: Jonathan M. Levine In this gripping suspense-thriller, the daughter of a wealthy mayoral candidate and her friends are held for ransom by a group of daring criminals. Soon, as tempers flare and tension mounts, secrets rise to the surface revealing that these kidnappers are after much more than money. The Fold (UK) Running time: 99 minutes Director: John Jencks Leaving the city for the wilds of Cornwall, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton forms a volatile friendship with migrant worker Radka Dimitrova. Memories of her deceased daughter bring her ever closer to the girl, warping their relationship until they become a danger to each other. The Henchman’s War (USA) Running time: 75 minutes Director: A.M. Greene On assignment to end the life of a failed political hopeful, mob henchman Joe King kills the politician’s wife, Miranda, who happens to be a key component to why Joe lives a life of crime in obedient silence. Encompassed with regret and rage, Joe King sets out to find retribution, killing to survive and ending the lives of those responsible. The O’Briens (Ireland) Running time: 84 minutes Directors: Richard Waters, Emma Gahan Two years after the death of his beloved wife, Pat O’Brien summons his children back to their homestead in the west of Ireland. Fionn travels from New York,

Gareth from London, and daughter Una returns from Dublin, tries to live up to the expectations of fearing the worst. The O’Briens is a modern comedy about a his gangster community. When he seeks dysfunctional Irish family and the town they grew up in. refuge on a well-to-do college campus, he meets Lucy, a young vivacious theater The Trail (USA) student, who opens his eyes to a world Running time: 94 minutes of new possibilities. Director: William Parker A young housewife is stranded alone in Breathe Life (USA) the woods after a tragic accident along Running time: 20 minutes The Oregon Trail. Far from home, she is Directors: Matt Jekowsky, Samantha tested mentally, physically and spiritually Andre, Carly Berryhill in a battle for her life. The Montelone family lives with cystic fibrosis and surfing has been discovered as natural saline treatment. Under The Hollywood Sign (USA) The Mauli Ola Foundation organizes events in which professional Running time: 111 minutes surfers teach children with cystic fibrosis how to surf. The MonDirector: Owen Williams telones involvement has fostered a deep love of surfing among After ten unsuccessful years in LA, the children and created unbreakable bonds within the family. Charlie’s dream is shriveling. Living in a van with a guy named Phil and Collisions (USA) keeping warm with his manager in a Running time: 27 minutes tent on Malibu beach, Charlie refuses Director: Maurice Moore to surrender. From true love to family A spellbinding intersection between the lives of two very difsecrets, Charlie’s struggles and triumphs ferent young couples. remind us that sometimes we hold onto our dreams so tightly, we’re in danger of Fanny Pack (Canada) suffocating them. Running time: 30 minutes Director: Devon Unrau Vertical (USA) Special Film Release Screening. Not In ComDirk, a man-child on roller petition skates, deals marijuana out Running time: 110 minutes of a retro fanny pack. Director: Stephen Savage The 3rd in IIFC Director Stephen Savage’s Filandra (USA) Idyllwild Trilogy, Alex, a college senior, Running time: 22 minutes received news that her mother (an avid Director: Marlene Mc’Cohen rock climber) was found dead at the Fresh off the bus, Filandra lands a job with bottom of a nearby mountain peak. a ruthless movie producer. She quickly faces Originally deemed a climbing accident, a LA culture shock and the reality that she closer look reveals a possible suicide. A doesn’t fit in there. But by staying true to group of neurotically quirky friends called herself she learns there isn’t anything or “The Rock Chicks” gather to memorialize anyone she can’t handle. Alex’s mother and gain elusive understanding of each other. Hans Lee And Papa Schultz (France) Running time: 20 minutes Director: Mickael Genin A very French take on a very American genre, crime films of the 1960s. The pop Amos (USA) culture, large cars and the mafia mystique Running time: 29 minutes of the era are brought to life once again Director: Taylor B. Maxwell through the lens of acclaimed Parisian In the concrete jungles of South Central LA, 17 year old Amos director Mickael Genin.

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Page 12 - Idyllwild International of Cinema 2014 Homecoming (USA) Running time: 26 minutes Director: Gursimran Sandhu 12-year-old Nina Patel wants to go to the Homecoming dance but her traditional Indian parents refuse to let their daughter assimilate into such an American tradition. What should be the greatest night in her young life turns into the worst.

Masque (USA) Running time: 40 minutes Director: Robert Hatch Aging prizefighter, henchman and gambler Colorado McBride’s dark past is mirrored in his malevolently scarred face. Double-crossed and left for dead by his treacherous partner, Masters, he finds compassion in the arms of Grace and in the art of a mysterious Mask Maker who proffers a mythical journey of restitution.

Incest! The Musical (USA) Running time: 23 minutes Director: Grant Reed Moses On The Mesa (USA) Alex is class president. Katie is valeRunning time: 18 minutes dictorian. They’re perfect for each Director: Paul Ratner other. They’re also twin brother and Drama inspired by the real sister. This year’s prom is going to life of a man named Solomon be interesting... Bibo. He was a Jewish boy from Germany who came to the Wild West in the late 1800s. He learned how to ride Kingman (USA) a horse, how to shoot a gun, how to play poker with the Running time: 16 minutes outlaws and how to make friends with the “Indians” from Director: Adrian Szasz his grandpa’s tall tales. An intricate look into a small southwestern town, where jobs Picture Perfect (USA) and dreams no longer exist. Running time: 24 minutes A man struggles to provide Director: Winston Tao for his family, while a young Russell Clayton, a teenage photograboy drifts through his reality, phy-enthusiast, enters a high school searching for something more. By the days end, both will competition to win some prize money make a decision that will change their lives forever. for his younger sister’s survival. His plan is foiled, however, when his La’-Haut (France) drug-abusing father enters the picture Running time: 25 minutes and sells his camera. Director: Bill Barluet A village tucked away in the mountains. Shocking (USA) Xavier, a child of the country, is waiting Running time: 19 minutes for the real estate agent who will sell Director: Tim Riel his family house. But the waiting drags Desperate to provide a on and the anger of the villagers grows. good life for his new wife, Hunter works hard and Lapsus (France) takes on a variety of odd Running time: 30 minutes jobs. A scientific experDirector: Karim Ouaret iment offers him the opportunity to make some fast Terry is a psychologically disturbed cash, but his moral compass is tested when he’s asked predator whose sinister playground is a to administer ‘death-level’ shocks to a complete stranger. laundromat. Terry thinks he is the hero of a comic gangster that he’s reading: Terry Lawrence, Gentleman Gangster. That is when his memory starts playing tricks on him. Terry is a victim of an unknown phenomenon that literature considers a Lapsus Memoriae: a slip of memory.

The First Date (USA) Running time: 25 minutes Director: Mason Makram Destined to be soul mates, these two are embarking on a lifelong love. There’s only one problem, they have to get past their first date. The Mourning Hour (USA) Running time: 17 minutes Director: Susan Cohen When Virginia Bakely, a 1950s suburban housewife afflicted with a heart condition, learns of her husband’s tragic death, she must journey through The Mourning Hour - a space of time defying logic and order, where she alone must answer the question, “What sustains the human heart?” Inspired by Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”. The Shooting Star Salesman (USA) Running time: 20 minutes Director: Kico Velarde Set in modern time, The Shooting Star Salesman is the story of a 19th century ageless Salesman who is granted the magical ability to align individuals with their own unique shooting star to wish upon. His rare gift becomes a curse when he outlives his family, turning him into a recluse and breaking the magic of the shooting star machine. The Skull Rosary Of Frao’ Ranggoh (USA) Running time: 36 minutes Director: Jake Lloyd An adventure in the wilderness filled

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Breaking Chains (USA) Running time: 11 minutes Director: Ben Silverman After being manipulated by someone she trusted, Jane is driven to a cabin in the middle of nowhere and thrown into a room with other trafficked girls where she is mentally, physically and emotionally broken down. Ultimately, Jane will be forced to make the decision whether to save her life or someone else.

Thirteen (USA) Running time: 20 minutes Director: Thomas Haley A thirteen year old girl survives a horrific tragedy and must learn to deal with the changes as she becomes a teenager. Broken Up (USA) Running time: 15 minutes Director: Ben Tolpin Through The Woods (USA) Ben, unceremoniously dumped, calls his friend, Katie, to avert Running time: 23 minutes emotional breakdown but instead makes a bad week worse. Director: Mike Mcaleer An engagingly unique independent short film with a Bunker (USA) supernatural twist about a widowed mother’s desperate Running time: 12 minutes fight to reconnect with her daughter. Director: Ned Ehrbar Boy meets girl in a bunker during the Robot Apocalypse and can’t help flirting up a storm despite the threat of evil killer robots outside.

SHORT FILMS

#707 (USA) Running time: 5 minutes Director: Emily Jira Sarah is a riled-up environmental activist over the moon to be hosting her very own Volunteer Meeting. Kat is a self-absorbed college student only interested in the latest trends on Twitter. So what happens when Sarah walks into her first Volunteer Meeting to find that no one but Kat has shown up?

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Green Acres (USA) Running time: 6 minutes Director: James Beck A parched tortoise wanders through a vast desert desperately in search of water. He comes across an oasis only to find that trespassers are unwelcome. Somehow he must slip past the defenses to quench his thirst. Gull (Australia) Running time: 12 minutes Director: Ben Damon Sam has an irrational fear of seagulls. His best mate Teddy has a plan to help him get over it.

Hour Between Dog And Wolf (USA) Running time: 5 minutes Director: Abinadi Meza This experimental narrative short fiction, made from found Camp (USA) film transfers and a machine-synthesized script, explores the Running time: 10 minutes Director: Pete D’alessandro edges of memory, recognition, anonymity and repetition. It When three novice hikers get lost in the wilderness, one of conjures the space of dreams. The point of view is a disemthem dies, leaving the other two suspicious of each other. bodied and wandering eye, a voice in the dark. Detour (USA) Running time: 9 minutes Director: Rick Pendleton A dark comedy starring Rachael Harris, Jamie Kaler and Michael Bunin. Everybody’s had a bad first date, but never this traumatic.

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Animal Cookies (USA) Dog Night (USA) Running time: 3 minutes Running time: 14 minutes Director: Matthew Temple When a little girl bakes animal cookies, they come to life Director: Lex Hogan A driver has trouble contacting his wife while he’s at a truck and go on an adventure. stop miles away from home. While there, he meets some questionable characters. Bar Talk (USA) Running time: 9 minutes Dream Date (USA) Director: Lowell Northrop Running time: 6 minutes In a dusty Texas bar, a chatty stranger insists on striking up Director: Brian Lee Brown a conversation with the man sitting next to him. The more A short drama/fantasy film written and directed by Brian this out-of-towner talks, the more obvious it is he’s not from Lee Brown and featuring Danny Trejo, Isaac Lopez, Angela ’round here. Heck, he’s not even from this planet! Based on Williams and Kenny Cooper. the short story by Joe R. Lansdale. El Doctor (USA) BJ (USA) Running time: 11 minutes Running time: 9 minutes Director: Heather De Michele A drama that exposes the human face of the immigration Director: Anthony Liechti A documentary about the hardships of being a smoker, the debate follows an undocumented day laborer in Arizona effects smoking causes, and the consequences of quitting too late. and the family that hires him. The storm of fear that ensues leaves everyone caught between their individual consciences and the law. Black Rock Creek (USA) Running time: 5 minutes Fade (USA) Director: Malone Lumarda A young girl takes a mystical walk along beautiful Black Running time: 13 minutes Director: Parish Rahbar Rock Creek Separated by death, Shay recalls each poignant moment in her

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Page 14 - Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2013 M Is For Mental Distortion (USA) The Black Dahlia Ballet (USA) Running time: 4 minutes Running time: 5 minutes Director: Craig Ouellette Director: Steven Espinosa A homeless schizophrenic’s world is revealed through the An aspiring young dancer is cast to portray the infamous exterior of how mental distortion is experienced. murder of Elizabeth Short in a dance production called The Black Dahlia Ballet. But as she dives deeper into the role, the Mirror Image (USA) lines between reality and fantasy become increasingly blurred Running time: 10 minutes until she begins to question her own identity and sanity. Director: Joel David Santner Confronting yourself in the mirror just got a little more The Blind Date (USA) Running time: 8 minutes personal. Director: Zhandra Reyes A quirky love story where mistaken identity comes in to play. Ninja Laundry (USA) Running time: 7 minutes The Cheater (USA) Director: Steve Gossett Two rival ninjas battle to a draw in the forest. Later that Running time: 5 minutes night, they end up at the same laundromat, but don’t Director: Will Wallace recognize each other without their disguises. Eventually the An IIFC tradition returns for its 5th glorious year. sworn enemies resume their unfinished business in an epic, The Condition (USA) yet awkward, clash. Running time: 10 minutes Director: Stephen Graziano Sand Storm (USA) Martin has difficulty dealing with people until he bonds with Running time: 14 minutes an inanimate object and his luck changes. Director: Geoff Erwin Sand Storm is the story of Andre Thompson, a U.S. Army The Last Wildflower (USA) Veteran who can’t tell the difference between being at home Running time: 11 minutes with his wife and two young daughters, and the worst battle Director: Jonathan Hal Reynolds he ever saw. A pilgrim from the stars, in search of organic life, crashes on an unknown planet. See Me (USA) Running time: 15 minutes The Promise (USA) Director: Debbie Vaughn Running time: 14 minutes Two teens venture out for a celebration for the first time Director: Nongkhran Meecharoen in over a year with fear and hesitation, not knowing what An old man struggles to take care of his wife who is suffering could lie ahead. from Alzheimer’s disease. Although she can’t remember him, she still feels his love for her. Steve’s Problem (USA) Running time: 15 minutes The Slippery Slope (USA) Director: Mike Lars White Running time: 6 minutes A fellow restroom patron offers Steve a little help with his Director: Dina Waxman pee shyness, only to cause much worse problems later on. Hilary Hattenbach wants desperately to marry the love of her life, but one substantial obstacle lies in her way. Determined, Tag (USA) she enlists the help of an enigmatic lawyer and a reluctant Running time: 5 minutes pastor and struggles to make her dream come true. Director: Freeland Shreve A father and his young son make a game out of shooting Turncoat (USA) the groundhog that’s terrorizing their vegetable garden ... Running time: 13 minutes it’s kind of like tag. Director: Emily Sandifer

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After the Civil War, Confederate soldier Levi Haywood battles with his new life out west and the secrets he struggles to keep quiet. What Future (USA) Running time: 13 minutes Director: Harry Kakatsakis A mother severely neglects herself, her family and her environment when it comes to good health habits, recycling and the conservation of Earth’s resources. A time-traveling scientist arrives to convince Anne to change her ways. Will the mother take responsibility for her behavior before it’s too late? Where The Fireflies Die (USA) Running time: 9 minutes Director: Jonathan Hal Reynolds A hymn to Innocence. Winds and Strings (USA) Running time: 13 minutes Director: Ricardo Ultreras A look down the path not taken. Zenaida (USA) Running time: 15 minutes Director: Alec Cano Zenaida is torn between fighting for her country or saving her mother from the dangers of a civil war. In an attempt to flee the civil war, Zenaida loses her mother and returns to search for her lost love. She joins the guerrillas in her attempt to find her boyfriend but finds herself in a fight for her life.

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Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013 - Page 15 The Purity Ball symbolizes a father’s protection over his daughter’s virginity, but how does this reflect in the choices she makes, understanding her sexuality, and knowing her worth as a woman? This documentary examines the effects of abstinence-only programs versus comprehensive sex education in schools.

The Flame (USA) Running time: 76 minutes Director: Sean Owen In the late 1970s Hanne Strong began to gift land to various religious and spiritual traditions in the tiny town of Crestone, Colorado, where there are now over 24 spiritual communities. The Flame refers to each spiritual or religious group keeping the flame of their tradition or lineage alive.

Debi Derryberry, Cheery And Fun (USA) Running time: 85 minutes The Longest Game (USA) Director: Gary Conrad Cartoon voice actress Debi Derryberry pursues her lifelong Running time: 70 minutes Director: Camille Thoman passion to be a singer. The pursuit of the little-known game Paddle Tennis makes the film distinctive, and deviates from well-trodden narrative GMO/OMG (USA) into something far more probing about the slippery nature Running time: 90 minutes of memory, the connections that are truly important and an Director: Jeremy Seifert What are GMOs and how do they affect the food we eat, the appreciation of what makes life worth living. health of our planet and our freedom of choice? Join Director Jeremy Seifert on his personal quest for answers, from his The Right To Love: An American Family (USA) family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and, ultimately, into Running time: 88 minutes Director: Cassie Jaye the heartland of modern day American agriculture. The LGBT community continues to fight for their slice of the Lost & Found In China: Red White Black & Blue II (USA) American dream. Powered by media, religion and influential anti-gay organizations composed of strange bedfellows, the civil Running time: 71 minutes right of marriage continues to be held just out of reach for Directors: James Brown, Anton Leach Lost & Found in China follows rugby legend Stuart Krohn many LGBT citizens. A private Californian married gay couple as he takes a boys’ and a girls’ rugby teams to tour China and their two adopted children fight back.

Director: Sophie Rousmaniere Synopsis: Yellow Fever follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez. She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice, which forces her to consider her own opinions.

WEB SERIES 2FUR1 (USA) Running time: 10 minutes Director: Jahnna Randell 2Fur1 Season 2 is a comedy mockumentary where a film crew follows two best friends, a girl and her talking dog, to Hollywood, California. The star-struck girl can’t catch her big break while her dog seems to be making his mark. The dog lands every acting audition and pays their bills even though he wants nothing to do with the industry.

Necroland (USA) Running time: 10 minutes Director: Nathan Quinn In an instant, the world’s population has changed into Rage Humans and the weather has gone out of control. Inside the chaos, military, bounty hunters and civilian survivors try to and Hong Kong, finally reaching the Hong Kong Sevens Threatened: The Controversial Struggle Of The Southern Sea figure out answers behind this convoluted shift of events. Where do you go when the Earth turns against you? where Stuart made his rugby career. The teams are made Otter (USA) up of students from ICEF public schools, a charter school Running time: 41 minutes Room For Rent (USA) program in South LA that promotes excellence in academics. Director: Bill Wisneski After being brought back from the brink of extinction, Sea Running time: 14 minutes Tatanka (USA) otters are once again in peril. For a fragile species threatened by Director: Velvet Rhodes Running time: 86 minutes pollution, infectious diseases, starvation and competition with Mrs. Phipps is down to her last two million and decides to Director: Jacob Bricca fishermen, this is a crucial time for the Southern Sea otter, as rent out a room in her mansion. The fun begins when the roommates move in from around the world! A silly British A hidden history of the 1960s is revealed in this documen- they struggle for survival. style comedy with seven episodes of hilarity, starring, directed tary. Tatanka tells the amazing story of Kit Bricca, an activist by and produced by Velvet Rhodes. whose extraordinary life journey defines the promise and the Welcome Nowhere (USA/Bulgaria) peril of unmitigated idealism. Running time: 80 minutes What You Can Do (USA) Director: Kate Ryan The 25,000 Mile Love Story (USA) In the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria, a community of Roma Gypsies Running time: 2 minutes Running time: 87 minutes live in run-down train boxcars without bathrooms or basic Director: Alicia Arinella Director: John Davies sanitation. Placed there by the government more than ten What You Can Do is a series of 60 second videos that show Endurance athlete Serge Roetheli endeavors to run a distance years ago, they struggle to survive, waiting for help that never people how to help our world’s most pressing social and environmental issues in just one minute.
 What You Can Do equal to the earth’s circumference to raise money for the seems to come. motivates viewers with a feeling of optimism and possibility, world’s impoverished children. His wife, Nicole, accompanies empowering viewers with the message that if they have even him by motorcycle. Their unforgettable journey spans five Yellow Fever (USA) one minute, they can change the world. years, six continents, through unforgiving landscapes, weather, Running time: 56 minutes civil unrest and near-death illness.

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